Saturday, August 28, 2010

Holiday Mini Blog Hop

Click on the image below to begin your journey on a great blog hop! This blog hop features some of the great products in the Holiday Mini Catalog which begins September 1. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

More Owls!

Making these little owls is just plain addictive! This is one of my favorite color combos, Riding Hood Red, Not Quite Navy and Crumb Cake. The only stamping is the sentiment. I used my Uni-Ball Signo™ White Gel Pen for the stitching and the owl eyes. Again I used the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch for the strip of Not Quite Navy. I love this punch. It's like having every color ribbon!!!!

The weather here in Kansas City is absolutely beautiful!!! Clear skies, a little breeze and 67. A nice day to sit outside on the deck or go for a walk. Doesn't look like I will be stamping in the basement today-maybe tonight after dark???

Friday, August 20, 2010

Playing With the Two Step Owl Punch

Well how cute is this little owl? I used some Basic Rhinestones for the eyes. It is a little tricky gluing the tiny pieces together for the owl but so worth it 'cause these are just too stinkin' cute! I used tweezers and Tombow™ Liquid Glue. Another demonstrator had a great idea; she placed a dob of Tombow Liquid Glue on a lid and used a toothpick to put the glue on the paper. This is the first time I have used Poppy Parade, one of the new In-Colors. I have to admit that I like it more now that I have actually made something with it.

Another great product I used on this card is the new Cork Sheets. I was pleasantly surprised at how thick and nice these are. I used my Big Shot™ and the Top Note die and simply cut it in half with the Tabletop Paper Trimmer and adhered it to a piece of Chocolate Chip card stock that was cut with the Top Note die. Again I used Tombow Liquid glue. The buttons are the clear Bitty Buttons with some Poppy Parade paper glued on them with Crystal Effects™.

The sentiment is from a retired Stampin' Up! set.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Medallion Stamp Meets Gold Lame

I couldn't wait to try out the new Gold Lame Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink™. (Wow that is long name for such a little bottle!!!!) This ink comes in a little bottle that looks like a bottle of nail polish. The "brush" is more like the tip of a marker. The main image is the Medallion stamp that was stamped with Versamark on Cherry Cobbler card stock and embossed with Black embossing powder. I layered that piece on some Basic Black that I outlined with the Gold Lame ink. I used the Gold Lame ink to color in a few places. This ink is very opaque and vibrant. I was also surprised how easy it was to outline the Basic Black paper. It was much easier than using the Painty Pens. I did not need to use a ruler or straight edge. A big thumbs up
for this new ink! Just think what it will look like on a Christmas card!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

New Stamp set Just Believe

I love the new color Daffodil.Delight! It is the best yellow. I love the color yellow because it makes me want to smile. However, the old YoYo Yellow was too bright or harsh. But as Goldilocks would say Daffodil Delight is just right!

The stamp is from the Just Believe stamp set. I used Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Pumpkin Pie, and Summer Sun ( I haven't ordered my new color markers yet!) Stampin' Write™ markers to ink the stamp. The card base was embossed with the Finial Press embossing folder. That little strip of Pumpkin Pie was made with my new favorite punch, the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch. I added a couple of the Basic Pearls and sponged some Daffodil Delight around the main image.

I can't seem to upload this photo oriented the correct way so just tilt your head to the right LOL!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Made with the DSP Sampler

Look what I made with the 3"x3" Designer Series Paper Sampler! I also used some retired colors of Stampin' Up!™ paper for the layers and card bases. These were lots of fun to make. The 3x3 pieces do have a hole punched in the corner (they come on a book ring) so you can either cover it up or just cut it smaller.
Not a lot of stamping involved. These will be gift cards I place in orders. I hate to admit it but I had to be reminded by a fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator that there are envelopes in the catalog for 3x3 cards.

Another hot, hot, hot, day in Kansas City. I suppose it is August but we had such a hot July that I thought maybe we would get a break-oh well it will cool off eventually and then I will be wishing for warmer weather. We could at least use a little rain! Anyone know a good rain dance?????

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Stampin' Up! Presto Patterns Specialty Paper

I just love the new Presto Patterns Specialty Paper by Stampin' Up! It is 12" x 12" white paper with white embossing. It comes in a package of 12 single sided sheets (2 of each pattern) for $11.95.
You can add ink with a brayer, a sponge, or an Aquapainter™. The embossed pattern resists the ink.

On this card (that I CASE'd) I used a sponge to add Certainly Celery and Tempting Turquoise Classic ink to the Presto paper. The flower was made with the Floral Fusion Sizzlet™; the leaves were cut with the Little Leaves Sizzlet. The butterfly was embossed with White Stampin' Emboss Powder and sponged with Tempting Turquoise.
The great thing about this paper is it can
be inked to coordinate with any project!

The Smooch Spritz™ also works great on this paper!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Artistic Etchings Again!

I cannot believe how long it has been since I posted something. Most of my time has been spent trying to get my ailing desktop computer up and running. I decided to go ahead and purchase a new laptop computer. I have to say that I really love it! So Happy Birthday (and Christmas, Anniversary, Mother's Day etc.) to me!

Now on to the card. This is one of the cards we made at stamp club. I used the Very Vintage jumbo wheel on the Very Vanilla panel, distressed the edges and sponged with Soft Suede. I stamped a few random crowns with Early Expresso ink on the Cherry Cobbler background and sprayed some Gold Glow Smooch Spritz™.

Stamps; Artistic Etchings
Paper: Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede,Early Expresso

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